Monthly Archives: May 2016

Do You Quack About Your Book … or Just Peep Here and There When You Have NEWS?

Do You Quack About Your Book … or Just Peep Here and There When You Have NEWS?

As summer unfolds, many authors who entered their books in award competitions this year have gotten news and have been honored this season as of this writing. —some are Finalists; some are Winners; some get a Gold, Silver or Bronze; and some are Finalists in the IndieFab Awards.  Congratulations to Kim Curtis – Money Secrets; Richard Rieman – The Author’s Guide to AudioBook Creation; Pat Morgan – The Concrete Killing Fields; Jo Kairys – I …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

 
 

Front Matter Must-Haves
It’s alphabet book soup time: ISBNs, CIP, LCCN, Copyright page, Dedication, Title page, Praise/Endorsement page and Content info all set up your words, your story, your awesome insights, ahas and solutions. Make sure you have the right stuff in the right place—it’s what Front Matter is all about.
Download the 24 page pdf that has all the details HERE: http://thebookshepherd.com/

Your tip today comes from a terrific download from TheBookShepherd.com

 

 

Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 26, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of  May 26, 2016

Have you registered for Saturday’s, June 4th’s not to miss program on Intellecutal Property, Copyrights and Trademarks? In person or get video for later viewing. Details on the AuthorU.org website under Events. Rates will pop up next week for registration fee.
Away from Colorado? You can always participate as a “remote” attendee –Just register and let us know via email (Office@AuthorU.org) that you want the video and won’t be attending in person—it will be sent the …

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5 Steps To Do if Your Copyright is Infringed Upon

5 Steps To Do if Your Copyright is Infringed Upon

Most authors don’t think of themselves as “police” … yet its one of those post-publication duties added to the authoring list once the book is out.

For copyright protection, if you’ve taken the steps to register your work, enforcing your copyright through the court system is a little easier–if it becomes a necessity. One of the challenges is identifying which part of your work has been copied.  Interesting, it’s often a “fan” who will bring it to …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

You will be signing contracts when you publish. They could be with publishers or publishing service providers. Read them. Understand them. 
Hot off the press … this is from my just released book How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos … and book that you DEFINITELY want to get pronto. Here’s the link to order yours: http://amzn.to/1W7uLld

Caution Alert: Before You Sign Any Contracts …Never sign a contract for a publishing service until you …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 19, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of  May 19, 2016

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd digs into a variety of writing and publishing insights each show.Today she will focus on new marketing strategies for you and your book. Today’s show reviews book dives into BOOK REVIEWS. Bethany Brown from the Cadence Group joins Judith with a variety of strategies to soar your success. Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and …

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Get Your Print Books Reviewed Pre and Post Publication

Get Your Print Books Reviewed Pre and Post Publication

The Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and ForeWord Reviews are the gold standard in book reviews. Some (Publishers Weekly, ForeWord Reviews  and Kirkus have also created a paid for review service—this doesn’t mean that you are guaranteed a blue ribbon with your payment for it. It means that you are guaranteed a review, sometimes “wow”, sometimes not-so hot. Blue Ink Reviews (also an Author U member and Extravaganza Exhibitor) has garnered an …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 12, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of  May 12, 2016

Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd digs into a variety of writing and publishing insights each show. Today she will focus on new publicity strategies including linking with regional specialists when focusing on specific areas of the country and markets for you and your book. Today’s show features Lynda Bouchard, founder of BookingAuthorsInk.com … getting ready for a publicity show with a twist.
Tune in at 6 …

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Bringing the Prince to Your Writing

Bringing the Prince to Your Writing

 
At the annual AuthorU BookCamp this past weekend, Mara Purl asked attendees to bring along a copy of a book that influenced them. Mine was Pat Conroy’s The Prince of Tides. The brilliance in his descriptions and his dialogue mesmerized me the moment the book covered opened and I fell in. I became a SuperFan in just a few pages, devouring any book that Conroy wrote past and future. They became treasures in my personal …

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Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Author Writing, Book Marketing, Publishing Tips

Authors often think big … but don’t create the GamePlan along with the Steps to get to their goals. Not Having Defined Your Goals that include those Steps on How You Are Going to Reach Them leads to Nowhere. Your tip is from Judith Briles new book: How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos. Get your copy today. http://amzn.to/1W7uLld
Your PLAN is to write and publish your book. Excellent. Now what are the steps you need …

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